Possible Eskom strikes could throw South Africa in darkness once again

Possible Eskom strikes could throw South Africa in darkness once again

Despite Eskom being in financial woes, senior managers are demanding the same increase that middle management received. This added pressure on the utility's finances could cause more loadshedding in the future.

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The Citizen reports that senior managers at Eskom took the power supplier to CCMA so they can get the same increase that middle management got.

Eskom is already in financial trouble that seems almost endless, and still, the managers are demanding they also receive the 4.7% increase.

The managers are apparently unhappy that they also didn't receive any incentive bonuses in the last financial year.

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The managers consist of between 180 and 200 personnel who's earnings range between R1.5 million and 3 million per year, according to City Press.

On top of the complaints from senior management, the middle management employees are also unhappy with their 4.7% increase - they wanted 7.5%.

This added pressure on Eskom's finances cannot bode well, and it is feared that the likelihood of loadshedding will rise.

READ ALSO: Parliament committee calls for lifestyle audits on Eskom board members

Already, it is believed that the dreaded power cuts could make a comeback in August, as Eskom has admitted that it is struggling to meet energy demands, Briefly.co.za reported earlier.

Is South Africa in for a dark spring and summer?

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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